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VIDEO: Aretha Franklin Chats New Album 'Great Diva Classics' on THE TALKVIDEO: Aretha Franklin Chats New Album 'Great Diva Classics' on THE TALK
by - Jul 31, 2015

Aretha Franklin visited "The Talk" to discuss her latest album “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” and her upcoming show in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a Night to RememberBWW Reviews: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a Night to Remember
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 31, 2015

Baby boomers don't normally show their approval at the theater by leaping to their feet and giving standing ovations during a performance… unless they happen to be seeing A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse. The power of remembrance combined with the powerhouse performances of Mary Bridget Davies (as Janis Joplin) and her crew - four dynamic supporting female vocalists and an eight piece kickass rock band - prove that the Queen of Rock 'n Roll can still conjure up a revolution in the hearts of her fans and get them on their feet in spite of themselves. (more...)

Ballet Memphis Will Return to The Joyce Theater, 10/27-11/1Ballet Memphis Will Return to The Joyce Theater, 10/27-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Ballet Memphis, under the artistic direction ofDorothy Gunther Pugh, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) for the first time since 2007 for a limited run this October.  Performances begin Tuesday, October 27th and run through Sunday, November 1st.  Tickets start at $10. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse has extended by popular demand A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, which will now play through August 23, 2015. The Pasadena Star News said of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, "Fearsome energy…a musical treat" and Beacon Media said "Truly amazing…a DO-NOT-MISS play!" The production stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, alternates the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

TUTS Sets All-Teen Cast of RENTTUTS Sets All-Teen Cast of RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) proudly presents the inspiring, all-teen production of Rent September 18 & 19 at The Hobby Center.  Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.  (more...)

Tony Bennett Returning to Memphis' Orpheum Theatre, 12/18Tony Bennett Returning to Memphis' Orpheum Theatre, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Renowned recording artist Tony Bennet will perform for one night only at The Orpheum Theatre on Friday, December 18th at 8:00 PM. The Theatre is proud that this will be Mr. Bennett's third Orpheum engagement, the most recent being in February of 1997. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, August 7th at 10:00 AM and will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

Jay Black to Perform at Eagle Theatre, 8/8Jay Black to Perform at Eagle Theatre, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The summer of fun continues as the Eagle Theatre presents Stand-Up Comedy on August 8th, 2015, featuring nationally recognized comedian Jay Black. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, starring Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award® nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

National Portrait Gallery to Host American Portrait Gala Honoring 'Landmark' Individuals, 11/15National Portrait Gallery to Host American Portrait Gala Honoring 'Landmark' Individuals, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Join the National Portrait Gallery as we honor five remarkable individuals whose portraits hang in our collection for their exemplary achievements in diverse fields. Enjoy cocktails, a seated dinner and a special performance with the goal of raising $1 million to establish an endowment for future exhibitions.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Electric Motown Music Relived at the Federal by MARK ARTHUR MILLERBWW Reviews: Electric Motown Music Relived at the Federal by MARK ARTHUR MILLER
by Don Grigware - Jul 21, 2015

On Sunday, July 19 pop/ rock/soul balladeer Mark Arthur Miller brought his uber entertaining show Soul Searching to an SRO crowd at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. The man tells his story about growing up on the south side of Chicago in the 60s via the tunes that shaped him, notably those of Motown and his dad Ron Miller who became one of the few very successful white lyricists/composers at Motown Records. Ron Miller wrote 'Touch Me in the Morning', 'For Once In My Life' and 'If I Could' among many other hits. Mark Arthur Miller's show is not only a reflection of his passion for the unforgettable rhythms of that era but also a loving ode to his father. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse presentes A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Charles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCharles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies on Good Day LASTAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies on Good Day LA
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies. Check out Mary Bridget Davies and the Joplinaires on Good Day LA!  (more...)

Live-Stream Soundtrack Concert for Upcoming Film PAPER TOWNS Set for 7/17Live-Stream Soundtrack Concert for Upcoming Film PAPER TOWNS Set for 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Atlantic Records and YouTube Space LA are partnering to present the 'PAPER TOWNS #GetLostGetFound' Live-Stream Concert. Join in on the fun and help celebrate the upcoming motion picture PAPER TOWNS (more...)

Brass Transit Coming to The Orleans Showroom, 8/29-30Brass Transit Coming to The Orleans Showroom, 8/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Celebrated tribute band Brass Transit will bring the hits of the band Chicago to The Orleans Showroom on Aug. 29 and 30. (more...)

Seeger Sing-a-Long, Michael Cerveris, Joey Arias and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/15-26Seeger Sing-a-Long, Michael Cerveris, Joey Arias and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances running July 15-26, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Josh Groban to Headline US Open Opening Night Ceremony, 8/31Josh Groban to Headline US Open Opening Night Ceremony, 8/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Through a partnership with the US Open, Josh Groban will performduring the Opening Night Ceremony for the 2015 US Open on August 31, 2015 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Josh will be performing selections from his album, Stages. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, GOODFOLK, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/8-19Cristin Milioti, GOODFOLK, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/8-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from July 8-19, 2015. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Jackie Ryan to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/20Jackie Ryan to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Acclaimed jazz vocalist, Jackie Ryan, will appear at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Thursday, August 20 at 8 p.m. for one performance only! Hailed as “a world-class talent” by the Los Angeles Times, the Bay Area native will perform her “Tribute to Michel Legrand.” The team of composer Michel Legrand and lyricists Marilyn & Alan Bergman have won multiple Grammy and Academy Awards. Tickets for Jackie Ryan range in price from $25 – $40 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

SCOTT HAMILTON PLAYS JULE STYNE Now AvailableSCOTT HAMILTON PLAYS JULE STYNE Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Celebrate the sax-iness of Jule Styne! (more...)

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